A Primer on Michigan School Finance 2002

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2002-12-01
  • Publisher: Wayne State Univ Pr

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A valuable resource aimed at helping Michigan citizens and legislators understand the state's K-12 school finance system. Michigan has been providing aid for public schools since achieving statehood some 165 years ago, back when Michigan's Primary School Fund could afford only three tuition-free months of school per year. Policies have changed since 1837, but school finance remains a complicated issue. The most recent school finance reforms--made in March 1994 with the passage of Proposal A--were first outlined in the Third Edition of A Primer On Michigan School Finance, and the system in place prior to the 1994 reforms was the subject of the first two editions. This new edition updates its 1995 predecessor and will enlighten citizens on the current standing of Michigan's arrangements for school funding. The Primer is divided into six useful sections that provide breakdowns of policies and formulas. The authors focus on key issues, addressing questions about the sources of Michigan's public school funding, the basis for allocating funds, problems the 1994 refor

Table of Contents

What Is This Primer ALL About?p. 1
Where Do the Dollars Come From?p. 5
On What Bases Are State Dollars Distributed?p. 18
On What Bases are Federal Dollars Distributed?p. 36
What Problems Have Been Corrected by the School Finance Reforms - And What Problems Remain?p. 38
Where Can I Get More Information?p. 66
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